Fr. Geary’s Letter, 10-4-2020

Dear Parishioners of St. James:

Praised be Jesus Christ!

Did you know that our parish is in the middle of a capital campaign to eliminate our debt? Well, we are!  Many parishioners have already pledged and more are invited to join our effort. We need many more people to join our team. Please come to a meeting with me on Monday, October 12th in Connolly Hall (the church basement) to learn more about how you can help. Also, please check out the Fulfilling Our Promise campaign video at our website:

Our debt is almost $1,700,000.  The parish pays thousands of dollars every month in interest while we chip away at the principal. Your participation in the campaign will allow the parish to use our weekly offertory toward the work of the Lord at St. James instead of debt payments. Your generosity has brought us thus far. Your continued help will bring us over the finish line.

Most importantly, pray for the success of the campaign. With trust in the Lord we will be Fulfilling Our Promise for generations to come as we pay off our debt. Thank you for your continued support.

God bless you,

Fr. Geary

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Saint James Catholic Church, Belvidere, IL